Magis Student Development Journal


MAGIS is the peer-reviewed academic journal for the Student Development Administration (SDA) program at Seattle University. Published annually and entirely student-run, the journal showcases scholarly and reflective writing by SDA students, alumni, faculty, and student affairs professionals. Following the Jesuit tradition of academic inquiry, MAGIS is committed to creating the premier forum within Jesuit higher education for dialogue on the theory and practice of student affairs.


The vision of MAGIS is to represent the Seattle University College of Education and Student Development Administration Program as a scholarly and reflective resource for student affairs graduate students and professionals in Jesuit higher education.


The Student Development Administration program is a nationally recognized program that celebrated its 20th anniversary in Spring 2012. It is the only program in the College of Education to recruit nationally and strives to attract diverse and highly-qualified cohorts. As a distinct component of the Seattle University Student Development Association (SUSDA), MAGIS released its seventeenth edition in the spring of 2023.



Contact the 2023-2024 Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Nash ( or email to submit an article, serve on the editorial board, or ask questions.

MAGIS Volume 17